This monastery is
located on the rocky and woody mountainside 100 km away to the northern west of
Ulaanbaatar city. When you arrive at the temple, the first thing you see is
blue, white, and orange colored stupas which represents Mongolian 3 deities of
the Root. A Blue stupa represents the Ochirvaani deity whose role is to
protect Mongolian land and people, a white stupa represents the Janraisag deity
who protects people from any sufferings and danger, and an orange one
represents Manzushir deity who honors the mind.
There is paved road until the mountain skirt, then there’s a hiking trial to
the temple. There are symbols of temple’s protective deities made by using
unique formation of rocks and stones which is created like the animals from
There are 2 nature rocks
sticking out of the ground inside and outside of the temple, and those was
found when people started to build the foundation of the temple. They left
those rocks as it was because when they tried to cut and remove them, sudden wildfire
was arisen and they thought it was nature’s warning of not to affect those
rocks. Fairytale like animals in this temple was made by G.Purevbat, who had
the idea building this temple. He used his collections of nature’s unique
shaped rocks, tree roots, and other unique things to create these animals that
he first saw in his meditation dreams.
On the second floor of
the temple, there is a museum called strange things. In the museum, you can see
Purevbat’s collection of strange animal’s real exhibits. For example, there is
an anaconda’s skin, giant crocodile’s skin, a skull of unicorn, 4 horned ram, 6
horned antelopes, 1 horned mountain goat, 6 horned hog, 5 headed fish with
their description of where they found.
After visiting the
temple and the museum, travelers can hike by the hiking trails where they are
able to see weird shaped different natural rocks and trees.